Basics Services/Configuration

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Services Provided

ProgSoc offers a number of services to ProgSoc members.

These include:

  • User website Hosting (Apache2/PHP5/MYSQL)
  • Mailing list for Members to share knowledge and ask questions (
  • Email (Mutt in SSH, IMAP/POP3 or Webmail)
  • SSH Access to user accessible machines remotely

Other Applications

If there's an application that ProgSoc currently doesn't support, but you'd like supported, please email and mention a little about the application and what you need it for, and we will look at installing it.



Mail is available for all ProgSoc members and mail can be sent to addresses at,

To access your mail via webmail:

To access your mail via POP3S:

To access your mail via IMAP or IMAPS:

To access your mail via cmd line:

type mutt when you login to


SSH is typically used to log into a remote machine and execute commands. ProgSoc's user access machine can be accessed by using (

To use SSH on Windows the best application to use is putty

PuTTY can be downloaded from the PuTTY website. Save it to your c:\windows directory, then click on the Start Menu > Run > Type putty and press Enter.


Website space is available for all ProgSoc members, by accessing (replace 'username' with the username you chose at registration).

Upload to web site

You will need to upload your files using SCP to ProgSoc servers. There are a variety of programs out there on the Internet that you can use. One is WinSCP, which is for Windows systems only and can be downloaded from WinSCP Download. Another is FileZilla, an open-source, cross-platform option.

If you're using an alternate file manager (e.g. Total Commander, ForkLift), chances are your file manager can SCP too.

You will need to enter the hostname as, and enter in your progsoc username and password

See the following link on creating your own website on ProgSoc Servers :-

Website Creation


To create a database under the name of your user you will need to login to and run the script create-mysql-database

It will mention:

This will create a MySQL database named 'username'. Is this what you want? Type 'yes' or 'no' > yes

All done! Good times.

Your password is: ********

Access your database with 'mysql -h muspell -u username -p' (and then 'use username;')

Please Make a note of your password for MySQL


phpMyAdmin allows the administration of MySQL over the Web. It allows ProgSoc members to create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on fields.

See also

Setting up a .forward file

Personal tools